"Strängnäs, inside the cathedral" Mälaren Things to Do Tip by sim1
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The cathedral was built in 1280 on a beautiful spot, on a hill, towering over the city of Strängnäs. Strängnäs got its city rights in the same year, which makes it one of Sweden's oldest towns. In the Middle Ages Strängnäs was among the country's most important towns and the Bishop was the King's representative.
The cathedral knows a lot of Swedish history; and several Swedish kings are buried here. On nice fact, hahaha, that not even all Swedes know, is that on June 6th 1523 Gustav Vasa was elected king of Sweden at Strängnäs Cathedral. This day has still a special meaning because today this day is celebrated as Sweden?s National Day.
You can read much more about the cathedral on my Strängnäs page
Directions: Strängnäs is located at Lake Mälaren
About 35 kilometres east of Eskilstuna
About 85 kilometres west of Stockholm
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